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Accident: 170133060 - Employee Paralyzed From Waist Down In Fall From Roof

Accident: 170133060 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 01/20/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12481324701/20/19951761American Roofing & Waterproofing
Employee #1, of American Roofing and Waterproofing, was standing on a low-pitch metal roof trying to remove a 2 ft by 6 ft roof jackboard from an adjacent shingled roof. As he reached for the board, his feet slipped on the wet metal and he fell 12 ft 6 in. to the grass and dirt. Emergency help was summoned and Employee #1 was transported to McKenzie Willamette Hospital, where he was found to be paralyzed from the waist down.
Keywords: paralysis, roof, work rules, slip, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124813247 Hospitalized injury Other Roofers

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